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2014-05-28 12:27:27

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation announces 2014 Literacy Fund recipients, donating $1.5 Million to 20 high-needs Canadian elementary schools TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - During the past 10 years, more than 1.5 million books have made their way into the hands of children through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. If the amount of books supplied were stacked on top of each other they would equal the height of 20 CN Towers, or laid end-to-end, they would span the length of...

Students With Low IQ Learn To Read At 1st-grade Level After Persistent, Intensive Instruction
2014-05-22 03:46:36

Watch The Video: Never Give Up! Low IQ Students Learn To Read ] Margaret Allen, Southern Methodist University Study offers hope for all struggling readers after large sample of special education students and students with low IQ significantly improved their reading ability over several academic years The findings of a pioneering four-year educational study offer hope for thousands of children identified with intellectual disability or low IQ who have very little, if any,...

2014-05-20 23:10:34

Principal Attributes Success to Catapult Learning’s Literacy First Instructional Framework Camden, NJ (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Every third grade student at Lanier Elementary School of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed the state reading test this year, Lanier’s principal Robert Morris announced last week. Morris cited Literacy First, Catapult Learning’s nationally proven three-year instructional framework, as a key factor in the success of his economically and ethnically diverse student...

2014-05-14 23:15:43

Library Adds a Total of 13 Early Literacy Station™ and AfterSchool Edge™ Computers, Which Provide Early Learning Skills, School Readiness, Homework Help, and Learning Reinforcement for Children (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 The St. Charles-City County Library in St. Charles County, Mo., recently traded in seven AWE educational computer stations for 13 new units including nine Early Literacy Stations™, two Bilingual Spanish Early Literacy Stations™, and two AfterSchool Edge™ computers....

2014-05-08 16:24:39

LEESBURG, Va., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families, students, and educators of BeanTree Learning in Northern Virginia donated more than 600 children's books to worthwhile organizations in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties to promote early literacy. Each year, the school promotes its Love of Literacy campaign to provide age-appropriate books for children from infants to teen. This year, Child Find in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties and the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia...

2014-04-30 23:19:29

Reading Jets App Integrating Fun and Technology to Teach Children to Read and Write Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Children can find learning to read and write frustrating and difficult. Recognising a solution in the integration of technology and learning, Reading Jets A - Z have developed an app that will make literacy fun for students aged 3 to 7. As they begin formal education, many children find learning to read and write a daunting task and ages 3 to 7 are a crucial time for...

Mobile Technology Spurs 'Reading Revolution' In Developing Countries
2014-04-24 10:24:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new UNESCO study reveals dramatic growth in literacy rates in developing nations due to the proliferation of mobile technologies that allow children and adults to read multiple books on their phones. The year-long study was the largest of its kind to date, and involved some 5,000 people in Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. The results revealed that 62 percent of respondents are reading more as a...

2014-04-21 23:04:46

Local dentist joins other leading colleagues at conference to analyze and take active action against one of the major sources of economic destruction. Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Ruben Albarracin, Office Manager of Liliana Gonzalez DDS PA & Associates Family Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, joined other leading dentists and their executive staff from across America. They gathered at MGE: Management Experts in Florida on March 26, 2014 to analyze and take active...

2014-04-21 23:03:49

The report of a recent nationwide survey of more than 600 K-12 teachers revealed that though technology use is ubiquitous in the classroom, creating meaningful digital learning experiences for students remains challenging for many educators. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 The report of a recent nationwide survey of more than 600 K-12 teachers revealed that though technology use is ubiquitous in the classroom, creating meaningful digital learning experiences for students remains...

2014-04-19 23:01:09

Teacher Created Materials, an educational publisher in Huntington Beach, CA, is proud to announce that Founder Rachelle Cracchiolo has been presented the Celebrate Literacy Award from the Orange County Reading Association. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of literacy. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 Teacher Created Materials, an educational publisher in Huntington Beach, CA, is proud to announce that...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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